May 4, 2015 7:44 a.m. ET
Cyan provides software and platforms for network operators, while Ciena makes fiber-optic networking equipment.
Under the terms of the deal, Cyan shareholders will receive a consideration equal to 0.224 shares of Ciena stock, 89% of which will be delivered in Ciena shares and 11% in cash.
Based on Ciena’s closing price Friday, the offer is valued at $4.77 per Cyan share, a 31% premium to Cyan’s last closing price.
Net of cash being acquired, the deal is valued at $335 million.
Meanwhile, Cyan reported that its revenue surged 89% in the first quarter of the year to $36 million.
Cyan posted a net loss of $52.9 million, or $1.11 a share, compared to a loss of $17.8 million, or 38 cents a share, a year ago. Excluding certain items, Cyan’s per-share net loss fell to 14 cents from net loss of 33 cents a share a year ago.
In March, Ciena posted a wider loss and disappointing revenue for its latest quarter, weighed by foreign exchange and the timing of orders.
Higher demand in the optical-gear market has helped the company improve its revenue in recent periods. Ciena has also upgraded and diversified its offerings while broadening its base of customers.
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